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    Kevin McGinty · 08/23/2013
    Does the 1500 Natural color still provide enough uv protection to last for a couple of years?
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    dave p · 08/23/2013
    live in Michigan, want to color and protect cedar wall similar to this. i am calling it decorative or architectural wall, not a fence ;>). so i want a high end look. twp 100 or 1500, and thinking cedar tone for cedar lumber. thx dave
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2013
    Mike M, you should never put a gloss finish on outside wood. It will peel and create huge issues with future maintenance.
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    Mike McPhee · 08/17/2013
    Hello and thank you for answering my previous question so quickly. I just received my stain samples. Im starting the stripping/brightening today!! i have another question. I read another persons question regarding a stain that would have a shinny/glossy finish and I believe that it was stated that none of these stains have a shinny/glossy finish. What application would you recommend, if any, if someone was interested in a shinny/glossy finished look? Would it be a varnish over the stain?

    Thank you
    Mike M
    Boston MA
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2013
    MaryL, you can still use oil based stains in IL. The TWP 1500 is oil based and can be shipped and used there. Look at the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
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    MaryIL · 08/16/2013
    I have a huge deck that is 15 years old. It was last stained with, an oil based stain two years ago. Now, it's weathered and looking bad. I was thinking about using the Behr Deckover product but am leery about using a "paint". I always thought an oil based stain was better to preserve the wood. I live in Illinois where you can no longer purchase oil stain. I drove to Wisconsin to purchase the stain last time, but I'm not really happy having to do this all over within two years.

    I read about your product and would like to know which of your products would you recommend and what is the prep work required. Can I pressure wash the deck prior to application?

    Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 08/14/2013
    Tim K, TWP is a penetrating stain. It is not clear but tinted and does not leave any shine. 5-6 gallons for two coats.
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    Tim K · 08/14/2013
    I need to coat and preserve a 600 sqft porch floor. The floor is tongue and grove fir which was installed 7-8 years ago. Will the TWP products provide a clear shiny finish? The property is in Idaho and the porch receives a lot of sun due to southern exposure, UV seems to be an issue. It is my intent sand the porch to remove the old stain and prepare the wood for a new coat. Please advise which twp product you would recommend? What quantity I need for at least two coats of product on 600 sqft?
    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Tim
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    TWP Stains · 08/09/2013
    100 Series for GA. Please read this:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Deborah Otto · 08/08/2013
    We have a new deck-pressure treated pine decking, 1 week old. We live in Georgia and the deck is on the north side of the house. How long should we wait to stain it? What series should we use?
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    TWP Stains · 08/07/2013
    Mike M, you can only use the 1500 in MA as the 100 is not legal there. Need a total sq. footage added together for all the floor, rails, steps, etc to give an idea on the amount.
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    Mike M · 08/06/2013
    Hello I'm sorry if this question has already been answered. I tried reading all the Q&A's before asking. I am staining a deck in MA. I will be stripping and brightening with products I already purchased from you. I am now interested in purchasing the TWP stain from you but have a few questions before I purchase.

    * Which stain (100 or 1500) should I be looking to purchase? The deck does get sun in the summer and also snow piling up in the winter?
    * The deck is about 600sqf. with 13 steps, and railings and posts to protect as well. How much stain would you recommend?

    Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 08/06/2013
    Dave J, please read this first:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    100 Series for MN.
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    Dave J · 08/06/2013
    I have redone my deck with new cedar decking and live in Minnesota. Was wondering if the 100 series or the1500 series is recommended.
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    TWP Stains · 08/05/2013
    DavidLMoore, 1 coat this time. Use the 100 Series.
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    DavidLMoore · 08/04/2013
    I have a screened porch & covered deck that is 10 mths old that is made of the kiln dried pressure treated wood. I just cleaned & brightened with the Gemini products. In Ga, what would be the best product to use to preserve the natural wood color yet protect it from the elements. First time staining so should I apply 1 or 2 coats.
    Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 08/01/2013
    Joe, after sanding you should apply the Gemini Restore Kit to prep better. This will help the stain to penetrate. Try the TWP 100 Series for this. Two light coats wet on wet for the application:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    Joe Marquardt · 07/31/2013
    We live in Wisconsin and have a 1,000 sg. ft. cedar deck. I re-stain our deck every year and it's really a lot of work. I've tryed several deck stains and nothing last more than a year. Last year I used Behr with 5-yr UV protection and the stain came off most of the knots. I'm either applying it incorrectly or not using the right stuff. This year I completely sanded the deck and want to apply another stain that will last and looks good. We really like a natural finish that shows the wood grain. What's the best stain for us and are there any special tricks to putting it on.
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    TWP Stains · 07/29/2013
    Brady, the Honeytone is the lightest color.
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    brady demasi · 07/29/2013
    What tint would you recommend to keep it as close to natural?